The Kelser Blog covers technology and business topics such as Cybersecurity, IT Lifecycle Management, Modern Data Center, Workforce Enablement, and more.
IT hardware, like cars, are depreciating assets. As soon as you drive them off the proverbial lot, they begin to lose value. The reason for this depreciation is twofold: the product will eventually wear down, and newer models will be released with greater specs. Keeping this in mind, how often should you refresh your IT assets? To understand the answer to this question, let’s look at the IT-asset lifecycle management.
Last month, I was thrilled to be invited back to the 94.9 FM CBS Radio airwaves for another episode of Real Estate Radio (listen to my first appearance here). I actually love this radio show. It seems so random—a full hour about real estate—but the hosts Byron Lazine and Pat Kenny use real estate as a jumping off point to talk about a wide range of topics that affect quality of life and where people choose to live. This time around we focused on hot topics in the tech world including Facebook privacy and the GDPR, ransomware, and phishing following high-profile cyber attacks in Connecticut.
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Many times, when looking for a managed service provider (MSP), price is the main issue that floats to top of mind. Unfortunately, you likely don’t have an unlimited pot of money to work with and this can cause you to lose track of why you’re looking for an MSP in the first place. While cost is a factor, it’s important not to overlook the fact that you’re looking for a trusted partner that can help move your organization forward by transforming your IT department from an operating drain into a critical business asset.
See if you notice the gap here: according to a recent report, 91% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email, yet cybersecurity training for employees is vastly underutilized in virtually every type of organization. How do you look at that statistic and not run immediately to human resources to make cybersecurity training mandatory for all employees? We can’t be totally sure, but we can offer some great background on the effect employees have on your company’s cybersecurity posture and tips for how to improve with training, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this blog post. If you want to act now to begin tightening up the security habits of your employees or coworkers, download our recent complimentary ebook, 10 Simple Things to Improve Your Company's Cybersecurity Posture.
Not too long ago, I was interviewed for a Comcast Business blog post and Inc.com article about Wi-Fi security. As long as the Wi-Fi is up and running, the security of it isn’t something the average person gives a lot of thought to, but improperly secured Wi-Fi networks present a number of unique vulnerabilities hackers can exploit to gain access to sensitive data. To understand Wi-Fi security, it helps to know about these strategies that hackers use.
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Mobile devices have become so important to professional productivity--- they're the way you connect with others, maintain your schedule, and find important information on the go. However, they're also very easily hacked or compromised if you don't take steps to prevent this from happening. Here are some tips from IT services firms in CT that your company can use to help keep your phones safe: